- Former official name Union of Burma .
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How to use Burma in a sentence
He became a globe-trotting peace advocate, pushing for justice, freedom and an end to conflict in Israel-Palestine, Rwanda, Burma and Iraq.Desmond Tutu, Anti-Apartheid Campaigner Who Tried to Heal the World, Dies at 90 | Aryn Baker | December 26, 2021 | Time
In addition, there are examples of women from Buddhist communities in Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Burma receiving full ordination abroad.
In 1988, camera films had to be smuggled out of Burma, as Myanmar was then known, before the world could see the streets bathed with blood.Revolutions Are Built on Hope. That's Why I Believe Myanmar's Protesters Will Succeed | MiMi Aye | April 8, 2021 | Time
They have to show the military the cost of brutally repressing Burma’s people—targeted sanctions against the military leaders, the military’s business interests, and civilian business who support the military.'The Military Is Terrorizing Us Day and Night.' The Human Rights Activist Documenting Horror in Myanmar | Amy Gunia | March 18, 2021 | Time
The couple had grown up together in Myanmar, formerly Burma.As COVID-19 Ravaged This Iowa City, Officials Discovered Meatpacking Executives Were the Ones in Charge | by Michael Grabell and Bernice Yeung | December 21, 2020 | ProPublica
As a result, Burma was welcomed back to the international community.Hope and Change? Burma Kills a Journalist Before Obama Arrives | Joshua Carroll | November 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Although Burma is warm during the day, the temperature drops dramatically at night.
Tha returned to Thailand to restock on medicine, and the Free Burma Rangers were born.
Tha had begun working with Karen refugees in Thailand when one day he decided to head into Burma itself.
“The war goes on,” Tha U Wa A Pa the leader of the Free Burma Rangers, tells me from deep within the Burmese jungle.
It took me back to Burma and a certain very uncomfortable night that I once passed in the jungle.Uncanny Tales | Various
Everyone knows Mandalay by name from Kipling's poem, even if they know nothing of the rest of Burma.
You will see plenty of elephants here, for elephants are to Burma what camels are to Egypt, the regular beasts of burden.
Some of the largest pagodas have been restored, which is rather a wonder in Burma as restoration does not make for "merit."
I am now hurrying on to India proper and must conclude my impression of Burma with this letter.Where Half The World Is Waking Up | Clarence Poe
British Dictionary definitions for Burma
the former official name (until 1989, though still widely used) of Myanmar
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Cultural definitions for Burma
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